Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another Mystery Shoot

Today R2 was involved in yet another one of his famous mystery shoots.

As usual, all my pictures are too revealing, so I'll compromise and crop everything out of one of the pictures. That hairy arm on the very right of the photo does look like it could belong to me though.

I don't think it will take a ridiculously long time for this to be published, and I'll have more info to share at that time.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Christmas Breakfast & Fundraiser for Homeless Children

Today R2 joined many other characters from the Star Wars and other movie universes for Combat Radio's 2nd Annual Christmas Breakfast For Homeless Children, which combined a fundraiser and breakfast into a huge charity gathering. Lots of items were auctioned off, such as signed items by celebrities like Harrison Ford.

I hit the road at the tender hour of 5:30am for the 7:00am call time in Valencia, CA, some 75 miles north of me. Lest that sound like plenty of time, three of four freeway lanes were closed for a few miles, leading to lots of traffic. I arrived on time, and soon we had my R2-D2, Chris Romines' R2-A1 and Al Eisenmann's R2-D1 (and his Landspeeder and children/Ewoks), along with Michael McMaster's WALL•E set up.

Several members of the 501st also joined in.

The Marine Corps Reserve were on hand too, collecting lots of toys for Toys for Tots.

As the morning progressed, guests filed into the restaurant, and visited with the characters.

This dog named "Elvis" wasn't sure what to make of WALL•E (or Michael McMaster), but he kept a careful eye on him.

As the guests ate breakfast, the droids were left on the outside looking in.

A little later, Santa made an appearance, via fire engine rather than sleigh.

Toward the end of the event, all of the characters, including Merida, Rapunzel, Captain Jack and the Transformers, gathered for a group photo.

Lots of good work done for a good cause.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Birthday Bash

Tonight R2 helped Jennifer Newman celebrate a milestone birthday, with hundreds of her closest friends. By the end of the night there was no room left on this card.

Jennifer and her boyfriend Grant Imahara threw what was the largest birthday party I'd been to, in Hollywood.

Mike Senna was there will WALL•E as well.

The theme was Robots and Dinosaurs, and most of the guests were creatively dressed up.

R2 has never danced with so many people. Everyone had a great time.